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WEST NEWTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed by Carolynn Langley; Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

This village is just south of Sandringham. Many of the men commemorated here also appear on the main Sandringham Memorial.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

Stained glass window panel facing door of church.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD and LOVING
MEMORY OF CAPTAIN FRANK BECK M.V.O. and HIS MEN.

Roll of Honour is on a  highly carved plaque on right of lych gate of the church of St. Peter & Paul.

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FOR KING and COUNTRY

BECK, M.V.O Frank Reginald

Captain. 5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 12th August 1915. Aged 54. Son of Edmund and Anna Maria Beck, late of Sandringham, Norfolk; husband of Mary Plumpton Beck, of Dersingham, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

BECKETT Charles

Company Serjeant Major 240014. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Palestine on 19th April 1917. Born Mickleham, surrey. Enlisted Dersingham. Son of Charles and Alice Beckett, of Chilton Gardens, Hungerford, Berks. Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. XXIII. B. 9. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

BENSTEAD

Frederick Matthias

Lance Corporal 17133. 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 31st July 1917. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Hillingford. Buried: Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. VIII. C. 7 See also Sandringham,

BOND George William 

Lance Corporal 17587. 22nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers attd. 99th Trench Mortar Bty. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th February 1918. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Norwich. Buried: Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France. Ref. I. A. 6. Also commemorated on Sandringham memorial.

BOND William James  

Private 2418. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 20. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Julia Riches (formerly Bond), of Alexandra Cottages, West Newton, King's Lynn, and the late John William Bond. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44.Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

BRIDGES Ernest Edgar

Private 6815. (CWGC gives Lance Corporal) 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, transferred from 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 17th September 1916. Aged 20. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Frederick James and Louisa Hannah Bridges, of Fir Cottage, West Newton, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B. See also Sandringham

COOK James Albert                       

Private 240349. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on 2nd November 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted East Dereham. Son of Charles Cook, of Church Cottage, West Newton, King's Lynn. Buried: GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Ref. XXIV. C. 16.Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

COPELAND A.

Royal Navy. No further information available at present. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

DOVE (Robert) George

Corporal 819. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915 (CD gives date as 28th August). Born Harlesdon, Norfolk. Enlisted Sandringham. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

HANSLIP Thomas Leslie
Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2008

Private 65462. 104th Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 4th October 1918. Aged 22. Born West Newton. Lived King’s Lynn. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Arthur and Priscilla Hanslip, of West Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Buried: Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. G. 24. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

NEEDS George William

Lance Serjeant 711. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment . Killed in action in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. Aged 28. Born King’s Lynn. Enlisted West Newton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Needs, of 26, Alfred Rd., Cromer, Norfolk. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

PHILLIPS Fred Ernest

Lance Corporal 2025. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 12th August 1915. (CD gives date as 21st August). Aged 21. Born Icklingham, Suffolk. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Thomas and Annie E. Phillips, of West End, Costessey, Norwich. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

RINGER                Roland Edward

Private 1559. 1st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915. Aged 23. Born West Newton. Enlisted Sandringham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ringer, of Victoria Cottages, West Newton, King's Lynn. Commemorated: Helles memorial, Turkey. Panel 42 to 44. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

RINGER William Arthur

Private 41634. 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly 7010 Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 14th April 1917. Aged 37. Born and lived West Newton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ringer, of West Newton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville - St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. Special Memorial. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

SMITH John Frederick                                                 

Rifleman 41237. 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly 3010 Essex Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 8th May 1918. Aged 39. Born and lived Hillington. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Maria Smith, of Thatch Cottage, Hillington, King's Lynn, and the late J. Smith. Buried: Solferino Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. D. 6. Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.

STEEL E.E. 
Possibly: Ernest Edward Steel. Private 17889. 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 3rd May 1917. Aged 21. Born & lived Appleton. Enlisted Norwich. Son of Robert and Charlotte Steel, of Appleton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.Also commemorated on Sandringham Memorial.


Buried in the Churchyard to the left of the steps.
Stone cross, sunken on ground and only partly readable.

Photograph Copyright © Carolynn Langley 2003

IN  MEMORY OF MAJOR GENERAL
Sir STANLEY CLARKE
C.V.O.  ?M.C.   

Last updated 16 November, 2008

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